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by jhnmdahl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Storage
Topic: OIL
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: OIL

Yep, it’s seeming a bit more real now that we’re close. We’ve got plenty of gear (including a cool hat with sharks) and lots of advice. I think we’re as prepared as we’re going to get anyway.
by jhnmdahl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Get us through winter...post best summer pics
Replies: 65
Views: 414

Re: Get us through winter...post best summer pics

Here's where I was a year ago today:
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by jhnmdahl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Boat Show Order Traded in my 220S
Replies: 24
Views: 174

Re: Boat Show Order Traded in my 220S

R5 is a fantastic boat, and a nice step up from a 220. Keep us in the loop!

John
by jhnmdahl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Ceramic Pro detailing products
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Ceramic Pro detailing products

Some car guys love this stuff, and others reason that a good synthetic wax over a clearcoat is the right solution for them. Either way, it's important to note that the ceramic part is nanoparticles that stay nanoparticles suspended in the polymer coating - i.e. you don't get any sort of ceramic-like...
by jhnmdahl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Maintenance and Storage
Topic: OIL
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: OIL

Yep, next few weeks now, and this is #1 (a boy). I'm sure we're overprepared for many things, and underprepared for others.
by jhnmdahl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: No Slip Deck - Dog proof?
Replies: 22
Views: 196

Re: No Slip Deck - Dog proof?

Seagrass doesn't get soggy like carpet - my favorite feature.
by jhnmdahl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Storage
Topic: OIL
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: OIL

These days I'm not sure it would be easy to find a "bad" oil, but it's one of the few things you get to pick about your engine so it's tempting to put too much thought into it. My favorite versions of these threads are "you HAVE to use Amsoil/Royal Purple/whatever - it's the best 'cause I have used ...
by jhnmdahl
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Storage
Topic: OIL
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: OIL

BTW, the OEM volvo penta oil is supposedly Amsoil 10W-40 in the US, and Mobil 1 15W-50 in most of the rest of the world. See, for example, the discussion at http://www.smwebhead.com/phpBB3/viewtop ... w=previous
by jhnmdahl
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Storage
Topic: OIL
Replies: 15
Views: 115

Re: OIL

I've been using Mobil 1 15w-50 (Volvo says any 30w or higher is fine, but no 0w-30). Lighter oil might give slightly better fuel economy, but I tend to be a bit conservative about wanting my wear additives and the like. Edit - here's a link to the PDF listing Mobil's various synthetic offerings: htt...
by jhnmdahl
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: 10 Series (200, 210, 220, CS1, CS3)
Topic: My New 2016 Cobalt 210
Replies: 21
Views: 134

Re: My New 2016 Cobalt 210

According to the information published by Cobalt, the 5th Gen V6/280 gets up on plane in 2.9 seconds and the V8/300 gets up on plane in 2.3 seconds. Of course, that is with one person on the boat and half a tank of gas. Good point, but my wife would be pissed if I left her, her fiends, or all the s...